The merger furthers ACP’s advocacy strategy by incorporating more storage industry interests immediately. The merger will provide value to ACP’s existing members by adding storage expertise to ACP’s work and bringing numerous new resources to bear for storage advocacy for ESA’s member companies.
“ESA’s membership has approved a merger with the ACP, starting a powerful new chapter for energy storage,” said interim CEO of U.S. Energy Storage Association, Jason Burwen. “The U.S. energy storage industry has passed an inflection point in its growth. Merging with ACP will ensure our members have the resources and support they need to attain ESA’s vision of 100 GW of new energy storage by 2030. I look forward to working with ACP’s CEO, Heather Zichal, and the rest of ACP’s leadership to continue serving our members with advocacy, education, research, and networking on an expanded platform. Our clean energy future depends on deploying both energy storage and renewables at scale. We rise faster together.”
Ahead of the merger, ACP will establish a Storage Council that will guide the strategic priorities of ACP’s energy storage work. The Council ensures a diversity of business models and industry segments are represented throughout decision-making that impacts energy storage. ACP and ESA will work jointly to advocate enactment by Congress of the storage investment tax credit (ITC) this year as a top priority, along with continuing to make progress on policies that advance storage in states and in organized wholesale markets.